English is the official language of the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, as well as one of the two official languages of Canada, Ireland and Malta. It is used as an official in some countries of Asia (India, Pakistan and others) and Africa.
English language belongs to the Germanic languages of Indo-European family of languages. The number of English native speakers is about 335 million (2003). It is the third most spoken language in the world after Chinese and Spanish. Speakers of English as a second language are about 1 billion people (2007). English is one of the six official working languages of the UN.
English grammar is dominated by the analytic pattern with little inflection, a fairly fixed SVO word order and a complex syntax. About 70% of the words in English language are borrowed. English is written in Latin script, it uses Latin alphabet originating from the VII century (in the early Middle Ages additional letters were used, but they are no longer in use). The spelling system, or orthography, of English is multilayered, with elements of French, Latin and Greek spelling on top of the native Germanic system; further complications have arisen through sound changes with which the orthography has not kept pace.
English is the major language of international communication, trade, cooperation and business, due to the colonial policy of the British Empire in the XIX century and the global influence of the United States at present.
Overview of our English language programs
- General English language course
- General English language courseIntermediate (A2->B1)
- General English language courseUpper-intermediate (B1->B2)
- Exam preparationTOEFL / IELTS
- Exam preparationFCE
- Exam preparationCAE
- English for professinalsEnglish for business
- English for professionalsEnglish for medical professionals
- English for professionalsEnglish for legal professionals
- English for professionalsEnglish for sailors / aviators
- English conversationAll levels
What our students say about our English courses
In my opinion, Olga is definitely a professional in her job. She helped me with IELTS exam preparation.When i started attending Olga’s individual classes, I struggled with many different things such as grammar, spelling, paraphrasing and many more. It took Olga literally one class to identify my weaknesses and make a plan what I had to focus on. Thus, I succeeded in IELTS test but most importantly I improved my English generally. I am very grateful to meet Olga and I will definitely come back to learn another language.
Olga has been my English teacher for quite a long time now. In these past years of working with her, she has helped me a lot with difficult assignments and I always managed to get high grades on them. Not only was she my English teacher, for a while she has also taught me Russian. I manage to understand and read Russian in a very short period of time. Her teaching style is very effective and focused. She is always well prepared for the lessons and she always does some extra research prior to the lessons. There has been a massive improvement in my writing skills as she has put her effort into helping me with this skill. I recommend her for anyone who has any kind of difficulty in English, whether it is writing, speaking, or reading. As she helped me immensely, I believe she will be a big help to anyone who needs it.
I have had a pleasure of studying English with Olga. She helped me to improve significantly my language skills.
Some of the qualities that make up a good teacher are knowledge of the subject area, enthusiasm, motivation, willingness and ability to use different learning technics. Olga has all these qualities. I never had any questions without answers and in case I had a specific question regarding homework I could contact her anytime and would always receive the answer.
Olga has a perfect command of the languages and skills of a professional teacher. Her language lessons are exciting and memorable. I can recommend her, as language teacher, for people of all ages.